Great American Ice Cream Challenge
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
This recipe for homemade mango ice cream has the creamy goodness of ice cream and the refreshing taste of sherbet. Grab a spoon and dig in!
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson describes how to make homemade ice cream and gives some organic ice cream recipes.
This honey-lavender ice cream recipe is a delicious cure to hot summer afternoons.
Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate by serving up a scoop of naturally sweet, organic and fair trade ice creams.
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
To meet its goal of making all new buildings carbon-neutral by 2030, the American Institute of Architects introduces an online tool that help designers predict how much energy their buildings will use.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains a Pew Charitable Trusts study that finds that jobs in the clean energy sector are growing faster than jobs in the fossil fuel industry.
Guest blogger Lynn Schriner of Trolley Farms shares three light summer recipes for blender ice cream, a summer salad and gazpacho.
As economic turmoil peaks and a staggering number of Americans file for unemployment, Ogden Publications, publisher of Natural Home magazine, is connecting job seekers and green employers through its website Great Green Careers.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace recounts her two weeks without paper towels.
Keep warm with hand-knitted scarves, hats and hand warmers from Icebox Knitting’s two lines of products made from upcycled materials.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Follow the green roots of Thanksgiving from origin to contemporary culture.
The Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products asks designers and builders to spec materials with lower carbon footprints.
The Living Building Challenge provides builders with information and a forum for sharing advice in an effort to promote the highest building standards.
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
It was once stated by ethnobotanist Melvin Gilmore that echinacea was used as a remedy for more ailments than any other plant, and it's not hard to understand why. The history behind this versatile coneflower is rich in remedies and medicinal uses. Read on to learn more about the history of echinacea.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
A solar-powered cooker made out of cardboard boxes, which aims to reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and the spread of water-borne diseases, took home the first prize at the Climate Change Challenge.
Gina takes her first step into sustainable living.
This year’s Buckminster Fuller Challenge winner is revegetating African grasslands through holistic land management.
Natural Home assistant editror Kim Wallace reviews Organic Shea Butter and White Tea Shave Cream from Ec-Oooh-Chic by Oohlala.
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
Choice Organic Tea has three new flavors that will wow your taste buds and help you beat the summertime heat.
Sixteen states have banned the sale of dishwasher detergents with high phosphate levels, and the American Cleaning Institute has urged its members to remove them.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains how the new energy and climate legislation that creates opportunities in green building.
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
When lettuce is finished in your garden, sow chard seed for fresh greens all summer. Enter for a chance to win chard seed packets.
Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, according to a recent American Institute of Architects report.Homeowners want energy-efficient features and functional rooms that will expand on small homes’ square footage, says an American Institute of Architects report.
Finish your walls with clay plaster for a natural look that will last for years.
For a healthy alternative, try these low-fat and herb-filled summer sausage recipes.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Brew up a cup of refreshing iced tea with organic varieties from Numi Organic Tea.
Sweet Iced Tea is a delicious Southern tradition, but store-bought concoctions are often full of high fructose corn syrup and other nasties. This recipe incorporates fresh herbs, which add natural sweetness and help knock down the sugar content.
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet.
Toss this lotion from Benecos Natural Beauty in your purse for well-moisturized hands wherever you are.
The bad news? Coal-fired power plants are our biggest source of industrial pollution. The good news? Solar grew by 67 percent last year, making it our fastest-growing energy sector.
I'd love to see "modern" medicine get hip to herbs before they get patented and turned into expensive medicine.
Getting back in shape to prepare for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure requires exercise and healing salves for aching joints. Try these natural remedies when soothing your aching muscles.
Comfrey is an attractive, easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that has many uses in the herb garden, landscape and first aid and personal care preparations.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural lotions from Garden of Eve.
Reduce dark circles and minimize fine lines with Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream.
Tighten and brighten with NOW Solutions 2 in 1 Correcting Eye Cream.
Natural beauty products crafted without parabens have a shorter shelf life. Discover the expiration date on some common natural beauty products.
You've probably heard of a BB cream, or at the very least seen one in your supermarket. But what is a BB cream, what does it do, why should you care, and what should you look for if you decide to buy one?
Depth products, created by college sweethearts Tim Schaeffer and Korie Johnson, boast 70 percent organic ingredients (including aloe vera and sunflower) and a working relationship with Camp SEA Lab, a non-profit camp in Monterey Bay, California (one of my favorite areas of the country!).
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
Try Austin baker Kendall Melton's in-demand banana muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting recipe.
Welcome the holidays with two flavorful Thanksgiving herbs. Use lovage in our recipe for Cream of Carrot and Lovage Soup, and sage in our recipe for a delicious Feta-Sage Cornbread.
The American Institute of Architects' most recent housing trends survey shows housing sizes inching back up again after the first declines in decades. Will people still want smaller houses in better economic times?
It's difficult to understand supplements when reputable sources just can't seem to get it right. The NPA recently challenged the Wall Street Journal about an article they published concerning dietary supplements. Read more.
On Thursday, March 10, our friends from the American Botanical Council hosted their annual ABCelebration. During the reception, three important people were recognized for their tremendous work in the herbal industry.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
Cool off with a glass of refreshing iced tea with the Mother Earth Living Editors’ Picks of the best iced tea varieties for summer.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reveals what sunscreen active ingredients are safe and unsafe and recommends resources to find natural sunscreens.
Join the Lemon Verbena Lady as she visits some community gardens in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia to get you ready for this year's gardening season.
These three pregnancy skin care products will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips.
Guest blogger Stephanie Small reveals the similarities between Sumo wrestlers' diets and Americans' diets.
Eschew corporate goods and instead choose handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday, using these excellent Etsy shops as a jumping-off point.
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.